Ming Yang Smart Energy (MYSE) will implement its 8 MW turbine in China Three Gorges' Xinghua Bay 2 project, as the top grade of Chinese wind OEMs will continue to drive to develop more powerful machines.
MYSE's 8.0-180 offshore turbine model will be installed in Fujian province off the coast of Xinghua Bay. For Yang Yang, it will be a testing ground to implement even more promising next generation machines for Chinese wind power.
I don't have many other details about the installation program, except that this mega offshore turbine almost doubles the power of the turbines installed two years ago in a project Aeolian pilot.
Ming Yang Smart Energy said: “We are witnessing and involved in the acceleration of the offshore wind market and look forward to seeing our 8MW turbine in action. For china ming yang wind power group it is an important moment".
Chinese wind operators towards double figures
Like their foreign competitors, "China wind", the largest Chinese wind energy players, are pushing up nominal capacities in the offshore sector. MYSE has ambitions for a fixed 15 MW turbine and a 10 MW floating model.
To give you an order of ideas, the largest offshore wind turbine (and also the most powerful on the planet) will only be completed in 2023. The mega energy is under construction by General Electrics, it is called X-Haliade, will be installed off the coast of Yorkshire in the North Sea, and will produce 12 MW.
In the meantime, the Xinghua Bay 2 area already hosts in addition to the ming yang wind power the largest Chinese turbine (and in all of Asia), a Goldwind turbine that in tests touches 8 MW and was positioned just last April.